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    130 Essex Street
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    (978) 646-4018
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

    Student Accounts Office
    130 Essex St.
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    (978) 646-4049
    Fax: (978) 646-4601

    Fall and Spring Hours:
    Closed Daily for Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Closed Wednesdays for Chapel 11:00am-12:15pm

    Summer Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-3:30pm
    Closed for Lunch: 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Friday: Closed

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How Do I Apply for Financial Aid? - Boston

Once you are admitted to a Master's degree program, you may apply for financial aid. To apply for  financial aid, follow the steps outlined below.


Step 1

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA. Use this application for a renewal or to file for the first time. The school code for Gordon-Conwell is G09747.

For help creating a FSA ID for the first time, see FSA ID 101.

Step 2

Complete the Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office.


Step 3

Address any missing items on your FAFSA. Follow-up with any questions from the Financial Aid Office about your GCTS Financial Aid Application. Financial aid staff can not make any determination until both are complete. 

Step 4

Let the Financial Aid Office know if any information on your application changes including course load, scholarships, or outside support.

You will need to complete a FAFSA and Gordon-Conwell Financial Aid Application each year to explore financial aid options.


What Happens Next?

The Financial Aid Office Reviews Your Completed Application

You will receive a written decision once your completed file has been reviewed.  (Final action and award notification is not made for prospective students until after the student is accepted for admission to Gordon-Conwell.)  The financial aid award consists of Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan aid up to the cost of attendance (including tuition, fees, and estimated expenses for books and supplies), which is partially determined by the number of courses in which the student enrolls.

You Receive a Financial Aid Decision

The Financial Aid Office staff email award letters to eligible students. Most students received an award letter in June for the following fall semester. Students who submit applications after standard deadlines will received award letter on a rolling basis.

You Return Your Award Acceptance Statement

When you receive a financial Aid award, you need to review the letter, decide what you would like to do, and return the Award Acceptance Statement (page two of the letter) to the Financial Aid Office.

You have the choice to accept or decline any award. You also have the choice to accept a smaller loan that what was offered.

Appeal Process

If you feel that the financial aid decision does not accurately reflect your need, you may request a review.  Please note that the seminary must adhere to all federal regulations and GCTS policies when determining financial aid.
Your request must be made in writing and clearly state your reasons for the appeal. An appeal does not guarantee additional assistance and appeals are not reviewed until after the semester begins. Therefore, your education plans should be made on the basis of the original decision.

A Reminder

Students are primarily responsible for financing their cost of attendance at Gordon-Conwell. Students seeking financial assistance must make every reasonable effort to adjust their lifestyles and spending practices to minimize their expenses while attending seminary. In addition, the student must consider spending a portion of savings and assets, pursuing support from sources such as parent, family, home congregations, denominational sources, etc. and be willing to pursue part-time employment.